Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Simply Sewing Magazine Feature - Jane Foster

I'm thrilled to be featured in Simply Sewing Magazine this month - (Issue 16). There's a 4 page feature on me and my work and also a lampshade tutorial from my First Craft Book Fun With Fabric.
Here are some snap shots - it's a great magazine brimming with ideas and projects and is available to buy in WH Smiths and other stores.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Living room makeover in our 60s home - Jane Foster

We moved into our 60s house over a year ago now but hadn't time to renovate the living room until this past week. My partner did the renovations - first he added a wide window sill and tongue and groove cladding under the windows to create a wide shelf (and to also insulate under the windows.) He then painted the floor white with a large roller before we moved all the furniture in again. (Well, not all of it - we wanted it to look more spacious so left a side board out!) Here are some snap shots  -  it's looking very calm at the moment - not my usual style of filling every bit of wall space with all our pictures! I imagine more colour (and clutter!) will creep in gradually.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

B baby magazine - issue 6 Spring 2016 - Colours book giveaway!

It's been a while since I've looked at a baby magazine as my daughter is now 8 but I did however really enjoy receiving this new baby magazine 'B' through my letterbox recently. I loved looking at all the beautiful well designed products and photographs and was extra thrilled to be featured on a few of it's pages shown here below. The current Spring issue 6 has a special feature on the Best of British.
 The magazine are giving away five copies of my new 'Colours' book  - visit their website to enter.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

My day in Porthleven, Cornwall - Jane Foster

My partner and I took a spontaneous trip to Porthleven yesterday. We'd not been there before and once we we there we fell in love with the area and the wonderful light. Here are a few snap shots I took. My heart skipped a beat when we came across a wonderful old guy (who'd lived there all his life) who collects old life buoys and other old fishing bits and bobs. He sold me a few which I've added to my growing collection outside the studio - gives me the feeling of having a coastal garden.
I especially loved the light in Porthleven and all the little cottages, granite Georgian houses and cute little cafes and galleries.

Monday, 4 April 2016

New Bridget Screen Print by Jane Foster

One of the first artists I was immediately drawn to as a child was the Op Art screen prints by Bridget Riley. I still remember them from the Tate when my parents took me and have loved her work ever since. This fun screen print is called Bridget as it's been loosely inspired by her work.
Here are some snap shots - I've printed 4 limited edition prints and have printed some fabric to make into cushions.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Jane Foster's Succulents in the living room

Have neglected our living room space whilst concentrating on the studio build and renovating the kitchen. Now that these are almost pretty much finished, I wanted to start to add some interest to the upstairs living room. I love succulents so was pleased to buy a few more from the fabulous Dutch Flower Shop in Totnes the other day. The owner said these need hardly ever be watered  -  great news for me! I've used a variety of vintage and retro ceramic containers to put them in - here are some snap shots so far.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Prima Baby GOLD award!

Am so pleased to announce that my baby board book 'Jane Foster's 123' published by Templar has been awarded a GOLD award from Prima Baby Magazine!  - A bold and stylish introduction to patterns and numbers from leading UK textile designer Jane Foster. 
You can visit the site here. I knew I'd been shortlisted last year but the results were announced today. My 123 book can be bought direct from me (and can be signed) or from Amazon.